Tag Archives: Asthma

Vehicle Exhaust Drives Millions of New Asthma Cases Annually

WEDNESDAY, April 10, 2019 — Traffic pollution causes about 4 million new asthma cases in children worldwide each year, new research shows. Two-thirds of these kids live in urban areas, according to the study by researchers at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. “Our findings suggest that millions of new cases of pediatric asthma could… Read More »

Asthma More Prevalent in Obese and Overweight Kids

An estimated 6.1 million children suffer from asthma, making the respiratory illness the most common chronic condition among kids, according to the American Lung Association. Now, new findings published in the journal Pediatrics suggest that overweight and obese youngsters face a higher risk of developing asthma compared with their healthy-sized counterparts, reports DukeHealth. For the… Read More »

Thunderstorm asthma warning for NSW

A STORM front sweeping across NSW could trigger serious breathing problems in some people, health authorities have warned. Thunderstorms are predicted for parts of the state on Tuesday afternoon, including the north coast and Hunter regions. NSW Health’s Richard Broome said high levels of pollen in the air could trigger asthma and respiratory conditions as… Read More »